2 December 2020

Bushfire Education Centre

The Narbethong Bushfire Education Centre aims to capture the narrative, and share the learnigns of the Black Saturday fires and past fires by providing a space where visitors and locals alike can reflect, understand learn from these events.

Esther Charlesworth Sarah Schoffel

AWF and Network Partners, Roberts Day and CHC are working with the Bushfire Education Foundation on the design of a state-of-the-art education centre and museum to be located in Narbethong, Victoria. The Centre aims to attract some 15,000 visitors annually providing education for the general public, and particularly school groups, on bushfire history, prevention, and recovery. The BEC will incorporate display areas, a library/archives section, learning and research areas as well as conference facilities and a café. As climate change continues to make Australia’s summers increasingly unpredictable, this centre has never been more important.  

In August 2020, AWF was approached by the BEF for support in the development of the centre. Specifically, the BEF required schematic designs (site plan, overall building plan and 3D visualisation) to assist with raising the funds necessary for the establishment of this important facility. Our Network Partners are currently engaged in the development of a masterplan and schematic drawings and designs for the future building.